148th Fighter Wing Conducting Night Flying This Week
If you hear some loud noises at night in the Northland sky, it's likely training exercises being conducted by the 148th Fighter Wing.
According to their post Monday on Facebook:
The 148th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying Monday, Apr. 27, 2020 through Thursday, Apr. 30, 2020. This period of night flying will allow the wing to conduct night air-to-air training and air-to-air refueling using night vision devices. Night flying is required for pilot proficiency to train for future missions worldwide.
Residents in the local area and Northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan may hear F-16s taking off, flying and landing during the late afternoon and evening.
If you do hear training exercises being conducted, it won't go too late. F-16s are expected to be on the ground by 11:00 p.m. each night.